Acorn Aviation facilitates first charter flight for tourists since border closure

Ukrainian budget carrier SkyUp Airlines operated the first charter flight to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) on 28 December.  

The airline operating a Boeing 737-900 aircraft has plans to operate charter flights up to end March 2021. 

SkyUp Airlines is headquartered in Ukraine and commenced operations in May 2018. Its main hub is Boryspil International Airport (KBP) located 29 km east of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. 

With a vision to ‘make travel available to more people’ and to ‘connect the world with Ukraine’, SkyUp has been continuously expanding its route map and currently operate scheduled and charter flights to over 25 countries. 

The airline’s fleet consists of 11 aircraft which is also the youngest fleet among airlines in Ukraine with an average age of 11.5 years. 

SkyUp Airlines operate an all-Economy Class cabin and offer tailor-made airfares for passengers based on their travel needs. Passengers are able to select the airfare based on the baggage allowance and the flexibility of itinerary changes they require. It is also able to opt for various ancillary services including meal pre-order, seat selection, extra baggage, and sports equipment, UMNR service, animal transportation, etc. 

Sky Up Airlines is represented by Acorn Aviation Ltd. in Sri Lanka, which has been in the business of representing airlines in the capacity of a General Sales Agent for Passenger and Cargo sales over the past two decades. 

The company is a leader in providing outstanding services to its principals in passenger, cargo, ground supervision and support services, dominating Sri Lanka’s General Sales Agency landscape. Acorn Aviation, which is a subsidiary of the Acorn Group, will provide the Ground Supervision and Support Services for SkyUp Airlines at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.  

With the eagerly-awaited reopening of borders for tourists, SkyUp Airlines would be one of the first airlines to carry foreigners to Sri Lanka. With its vast network across Europe, SkyUp will be a perfect gate way for European tourists to explore Sri Lanka and for Sri Lankan expatriates, students and leisure seekers to reach Europe. 

Overall, exciting times are in store as SkyUp is all set to offer affordable air travel combined with high standards of service and comfort for travellers flying to and from Sri Lanka.